US NAVY

  • Boeing delivers sixth P8I maritime patrol aircraft to India November 26, 2014

    Washington: US aviation manufacturer Boeing has delivered the sixth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India on schedule, a media release has said. The P-8I, which is part of a contract of eight awarded in 2009, arrived at Naval Air Station Rajali to join five others being used by the Indian Navy. Rest...
  • Heard Osama bin Laden take his last breath: US Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill November 13, 2014

    Washington: Former US Navy SEAL, Robert O'Neill, who claims he killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan has said that he heard the world's most wanted man take his last breath after he pumped three bullets into the head of the al-Qaeda chief. "I was standing above him when he took...
  • Osama Bin Laden 'died afraid': Former US Navy SEAL November 9, 2014

    Washington: Osma bin Laden "died afraid", says a former US Navy SEAL who claims he fired the fatal shot that killed the al-Qaeda chief in Pakistan in 2011. "He died afraid, and he knew we were there to kill him. And that's closure," Robert O'Neill says. His decision to go...
  • Former US Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill takes credit for killing Osama bin Laden, sparks debate November 7, 2014

    Washington: The retired Navy SEAL who says he shot al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in the forehead publicly identified himself on Thursday amid a debate among special operations brethren about whether they should break silence about their secret missions. Robert O'Neill, 38, told The Washington Post in an interview that he...
  • US Navy SEAL who shot dead Osama bin Laden unmasked November 6, 2014

    Washington: A decorated ex-Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill has been unmasked as the man who pumped three shots to the head of elusive al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden during a top-secret 2011 raid on his hideout in Pakistan. O'Neill, 38, is the SEAL Team Six member who fired the three shots to...
  • US court issues partial win to Osama Bin Laden assistant July 15, 2014

    Washington: A US appeals court has set aside two of three convictions against a former personal assistant to Osama Bin Laden. The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued the ruling in the case of Ali Hamza alBahlul, a Yemeni, who produced propaganda videos for alQaida...
  • US official says MH370 search likely to last for years April 25, 2014

    Sydney/Perth: The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is likely to drag on for years, a senior US defence official said on Friday, as an underwater search for any trace of the plane's wreckage off west Australia appeared to have failed. The official, who declined to be identified because he...
  • Australia rules out link between debris and Malaysian plane April 24, 2014

    Perth/Melbourne: Authorities ruled out any link between debris picked up on an Australian beach and a missing Malaysian jetliner on Thursday as a tropical cyclone again threatened to hamper a 26-nation air, surface and underwater search of the Indian Ocean. The debris, found on Wednesday on a beach at the southern...
  • Malaysian plane search in 44th day, sea bed scans could end in days April 20, 2014

    Sydney/Perth: The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 entered its 44th day on Sunday as Australian search officials said a crucial series of sonar scans of the Indian Ocean floor could be completed within a week. The air, surface and underwater search is now focused on footage taken by a...
  • Undersea drone hunt for Malaysian plane may take two months April 15, 2014

    Sydney/Perth: A US Navy underwater drone sent to search for a missing Malaysian jetliner on the floor of the Indian Ocean could take up to two months to scour a 600 sq km area where the plane is believed to have sunk, US search authorities said on Tuesday. The prediction coincided...
  • Missing jet search: Ship hunting for more 'pings' April 8, 2014

    Search crews hunting for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet have failed to relocate faint sounds heard deep below the Indian Ocean that officials said were consistent with a plane's black boxes, the head of the search operation said Tuesday. Angus Houston, the retired Australian air chief marshal who is heading the...
  • Malaysia jet search flights called off due to severe weather March 27, 2014

    Perth: Aircraft searches for a Malaysia jetliner presumed crashed in the southern Indian Ocean have been called off for Thursday due to bad weather, a US Navy officer told Reuters. "The forecast in the area was calling for severe icing, severe turbulence and near zero visibility," said Lieutenant Commander Adam Schantz,...
  • US navy quits search for Malaysian airliner March 18, 2014

    Washington: The Navy ship that has been helping search for the missing Malaysian airliner is dropping out of the hunt, US military officials said on Monday. The Navy's 7th Fleet determined that long-range naval aircraft are a more efficient means of looking for the plane or its debris, now that the...
  • Watch: Video of US Navy Yard shooter released by FBI September 26, 2013

    The FBI has released the video of the Washington DC Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis. The FBI has said that he didn't target specific individuals when he opened fire inside a building on September 16. The FBI has also confirmed that Alexis was delusional. Alexis shot down 12 people before...
  • Barack Obama for new gun laws to stop 'ritual' of massacres in US September 18, 2013

    The killing of 12 people by an alleged lone gunman at the US Navy Yard in Washington has revived the demands for strong gun control measures, absence of which has been the major cause for "ritual" of shooting massacres, US President Barack Obama has said. Obama, in an interview with the...
  • US Navy was warned that Washington shooter 'heard voices' September 18, 2013

    Rhode Island police warned the US Navy last month that Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis had reported "hearing voices," raising further questions about how he gained security clearance at the complex where he went on a shooting rampage. Officials say Alexis, a Navy contractor and former Navy reservist, opened fire...
  • US Navy Yard shooting: Suspected gunman a military contractor September 17, 2013

    The police believed that the dead suspected gunman was a 34-year-old military contractor Aaron Alexis. He was armed with two rifles and a handgun. The FBI is searching for a motive. Friends say he was a practicing Buddhist. ...
  • US Navy Yard shooting: 13 people including gunman dead September 17, 2013

    Washington: A former Navy reservist went on a shooting rampage on Monday inside a building at the heavily secured Washington Navy Yard, firing from a balcony onto office workers in an atrium below, authorities and witnesses said. Thirteen people were killed, including the gunman. Authorities said they were looking for a...
  • US Navy Yard shooting: 6 people and 1 gunman killed, many injured September 16, 2013

    Washington: At least one gunman opened fire inside a building at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday morning, and officials said six people were killed and as many as 10 were wounded, including a law enforcement officer. A shooter had died, though it wasn't immediately clear how, according to a Defense...
  • News 360: PM, Sonia visit riot-hit Muzaffarnagar September 16, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh along with Congress President Sonia Gandhi visited the riot-hit Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and MoS Home Affairs RPN Singh are also accompanied the Prime Minister and Congress chief. ...
  • US Navy Yard shooting: Gunmen open fire, several killed, many injured September 16, 2013

    A Defense Department official says several people have been killed and as many as 10 have been wounded in a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. The exact number of people killed and the conditions of those wounded was not immediately known. ...
  • US deploys warship closer to North Korean coast April 2, 2013

    Washington: Amidst escalating tension in the Korean peninsula, the US Navy is moving a warship and a seabased radar platform closer to the North Korean coast as a shield against any missile attack by North Korea and in order to monitor Pyongyang's military moves. "The US Navy is moving a warship...
  • Rescued from Taliban, Indian American doc to return December 11, 2012

    Washington: After being rescued in a daring military operation from Taliban captivity, an Indian American doctor who was involved in training local medical professionals in Afghanistan, is set to return home. Dilip Joseph's employers, Coloradobased Morning Star Development, insisted that it did not pay any ransom to the Taliban for...
  • 7 US Navy SEALs punished for revealing secrets November 9, 2012

    Washington: Seven members of the secretive Navy SEAL Team 6, including one involved in the mission to get Osama bin Laden, have been punished for disclosing classified information, senior Navy officials said on Thursday. Four other SEALs are under investigation for similar alleged violations, one official said. The SEALs are alleged...
  • Seven Navy SEALS punished for leaking info for videogame November 9, 2012

    Washington: Seven members of an elite US Navy SEAL team, including one who participated in the raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, have been reprimanded for disclosing classified material while helping produce a videogame, officials said on Thursday. All seven of the special operations forces who were punished...
  • Obama cancelled 3 kill Laden missions, claims book August 21, 2012

    London: US President Barack Obama put off three times operations to kill world's most dreaded terrorist Osama bin Laden before finally going ahead with the mission at the insistence of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a new book has claimed. Citing unnamed sources within the joint operations command, Rich Miniter, a...
  • TN: CPI protests against fisherman killing July 23, 2012

    Chennai: The Communist Party of India on Monday protested in Chennai against the killing of an Indian fisherman from Tamil Nadu by a US Navy ship off the coast of Dubai last week. In the aftermath of the incident, the US had justified the use of lethal force saying the fishing...
  • US navy ship did warn Indian fishermen: Pentagon July 20, 2012

    Washington: Insisting that the US naval ship had forewarned the Indian fishermen before opening fire, the Pentagon on Thursday said that the incident remains under investigation and one should wait for the outcome of the probe before reaching any conclusions. "We would be pleased to update our Indian counterparts as we...
  • Indian fisherman killing: UAE counters US claims July 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The Dubai Police has countered the claims of the US in the Indian fisherman killing case. The Dubai Police has told CNNIBN that an initial investigation suggests that the Indian boat was on its course and did not pose any danger to the US Navy ship. But the...
  • US Navy firing: Three Indian fishermen out of danger July 18, 2012

    Three Indian fishermen who were injured in the firing by the US sailors are now safe and out of danger. ...